The US Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet will begin to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region.
The army said the traffickers were supported by an armed group, adding that a preliminary search was conducted in the area, and large quantities of narcotics were found.
While the Taliban insisted they would ban narcotic production, major seizures in the region indicate the trade hasn’t missed a beat.
Turkish authorities arrested more than 70 suspects and seized millions of dollars in the largest anti-narcotics and money laundering operation in Turkey’s history, the country’s interior minister has said.
PKK is involved in human smuggling and drug trafficking, says Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu.
Luiz Carlos da Rocha, nicknamed White Head, is believed to have amassed $100 million in personal wealth in the form of vehicles, property and deposits in offshore bank accounts.
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